- Student Kaitlyn Juvik, from Helena, Montana, spoke out against her school after she was reprimanded for not wearing a bra
- Helena High School told her either to put a bra on or to cover up because her appearance was making another person uneasy
- Hundreds of people have joined a Facebook page called No Bra, No Problem in solidarity with Kaitlyn, which has nearly 900 members and has attracted support from around the world.
As anyone blessed with a bra size under a D cup knows, it’s often much, much more comfortable to go braless than strap a structured underwire to your chest.
And when you’re more comfortable, you’re more able to focus on getting things done. So why was one student told she had to wear a bra to school – even though it was quite clear she felt better without?
Student Kaitlyn Juvik was called into the headteacher’s office for what they called a dress code violation. She was told that by going braless under an opaque black t-shirt, she had made others feel ‘uncomfortable’.
Following the incident at Helena High School, in Helena, Montana, students staged a protest wear girls went to school without a bra.
‘When I left the office, I was so upset that I posted a picture of what I was wearing on Facebook, telling everyone, 'If any of you are curious, this is the shirt I was wearing when I was called out.' I most definitely wasn't wearing anything against the dress code,’ she tells.
School principal Steve Thennis said the incident was not about the fact that she did not wear a bra but that it was because her clothing had made somebody else feel uncomfortable. He declined to comment further on the incident, telling that it had already been given 'more air time than it deserves'.
Hundreds of people have joined a Facebook page called No Bra, No Problem in solidarity with Kaitlyn, which has nearly 900 members and has attracted support from around the world.
Chantelle Marie Rollins, from Bangor, Maine, wrote: 'All the way from Maine. I absolutely LOVE this movement! Woman shouldn't have to be forced to wear a damn bra.
'If you are looking at a woman's breast hard enough to notice you aren't wearing a bra, maybe that person should be the one getting in trouble. Not you. You go girl! You're going viral! [sic]'